So after more than a year of the first rumors appearing, NVIDIA has finally officially launched the highly anticipated mid-range graphics card model: GeForce RTX 3050, in the context of supply shortages and “chaos” price” is still casting a shadow over the market. With a list price of only $249, but with the ability to support both ray tracing and DLSS, it promises to be a sought-after product in the near future, especially for the gaming community.
In terms of specifications, the GeForce RTX 3050 was developed by Nivdia on the high-end Ampere architecture, which was previously only found on much higher priced card models. To ensure performance, NVIDIA switched the RTX 3050 to use the GA106 GPU instead of the GA107 as previously rumored. The card owns 2560 CUDA cores, giving a boost clock speed of 1.78GHz. Accompanying that is 8GB of GDDR6 memory on a 128-bit bus interface and NVIDIA’s third-generation Tensor cores, enabling support for Al-based DLSS.
Obviously, you won’t be able to get a 4K gaming experience with a 144Hz refresh rate on this mid-range graphics card model. But with the current price of $250, it will be difficult to find a product capable of handling games at 1080p 60fps, while supporting both ray tracing and DLSS as well as the RTX 3050.
Based on the specifications, it is likely that the GeForce RTX 3050 will not be positioned by NVIDIA to compete with the Radeon RX 6600 series, but instead with the RX 6500XT, which is rumored to launch in the first quarter of 2022. . above.
GeForce RTX 3050Radeon RX 6500 XTIntel Arc A128GPUGA106-150Navi 24 XTDG2-128 Cores FP32256010241024Memory8GB GDDR64 GB GDDR66 GB GDDR6Bus Memory128-bit64-bit96-bit Release DateJanuary 2022Q1 2022Q2 2022
GeForce RTX 3050 will be available from January 27, 2022 with a list price of $249. But in general, with the current state of the GPU market, it will be very difficult to buy this card model at the listed price.
The RTX 3050 is not the only new model that NVIDIA plans to launch in 2022. Besides that, there are also notable names in the upper segment such as RTX 3090 Ti, RTX 3080 12GB and RTX 3070 Ti 16GB, all of which are expected to launch in early 2022.